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There is a map you can download on this site. Can anyone offer some advice on how to print it? I have a standard printer at home, yet the map wants to print on one page only. Lacking a two foot by three foot printer, how can I effectively break the map up into letter size junks for printing?
 
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MachewR wrote:
There is a map you can download on this site. Can anyone offer some advice on how to print it? I have a standard printer at home, yet the map wants to print on one page only. Lacking a two foot by three foot printer, how can I effectively break the map up into letter size junks for printing?


For the PDF, bring up the print dialog, then go to "page handling" about half-way down the left side of that box. There's a pull-down menu there that you need to set to "tile all pages" I believe. That should then tile the 2x3 into 8.5x11 pages.

If you're printing color, make sure your printer is set to "full bleed" or "edge to edge" printing so you don't get that irritating white border to trim...
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dogmatix wrote:

For the PDF, bring up the print dialog, then go to "page handling" about half-way down the left side of that box. There's a pull-down menu there that you need to set to "tile all pages" I believe. That should then tile the 2x3 into 8.5x11 pages.


Not all print drivers have this ability.


dogmatix wrote:

If you're printing color, make sure your printer is set to "full bleed" or "edge to edge" printing so you don't get that irritating white border to trim...


Not all printers have this ability.
 
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Thanks for the advice. Will check it out. I do use an iMac. Cutting off white borders is not problem as I use a rotary cutter. I also glue the cheets to those foamies you get at the hobby shop. They are light weight and do remain flat.
 
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Through the wonder of OS X freeware I have created and uploaded a file named "WS&IM_Map_(paged).pdf"

This is the same map uploaded by bkindt but I've chopped it into pages for easier printing.

In the teach them how to fish dept: I used the OS X freeware "Image Tool" to convert the PDF to a jpg and then used "PosteRazor" (also available in tasty Windows and Linux flavors) to chop it into pieces.
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More deserved thanks.
 
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Thanks for the tiled file Dave!

Azzarc wrote:
dogmatix wrote:

For the PDF, bring up the print dialog, then go to "page handling" about half-way down the left side of that box. There's a pull-down menu there that you need to set to "tile all pages" I believe. That should then tile the 2x3 into 8.5x11 pages.


Not all print drivers have this ability.


dogmatix wrote:

If you're printing color, make sure your printer is set to "full bleed" or "edge to edge" printing so you don't get that irritating white border to trim...


Not all printers have this ability.


No kidding. I just couldn't find the energy to open a Tier 1 trouble ticket before putting out a possible solution. Color me lazy.
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